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I've tried searching but can't seem to come up with anything all that helpful about these fans. I'm currently looking for some replacement fans for my Spectre Pros on my HWLabs SR1. I know the AP-15 are still considered king of the hill, but listening to youtube videos I think that hum may annoy me a bit over time.

Pretty sure my consideration is down to:

Gentle Typhoon AP15 or 14

Cougar Cf-V12HPB

XSPC Xinruilian 1650 or 2000

Was really hoping that someone had either first hand experience with any 2 of the 3 or side by side comparison's would be even better. I did see a comparison of the XSPC's on a Noctua NH-D14 showing that temperature wise they beat out the AP15's. How would that compare to a radiator? And how is the noise comparison?


Also, doing 3 fans in pull, 2 in push on a horizontal top mounted radiator (No room for 3rd push fan in the 600T).
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I have tried so many fans. For RADs there is no better then AP-15s. I have tried XSPC fans and they are ok but not as quite as GTs.
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I took my xinrulian fans, punched out the fan and used them as a shroud for my gentletyphoons.. didn't even consider using them.
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Haha that bad eh? Well I suppose I may as well bite the bullet for the AP15's with my next performance-pcs order. Think this order finally puts my water cooling total on par with the rig itself.

Yeesh this is an expensive hobby (But worth every penny)
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XSPC 120mm x 25mm Radiator / Chassis Fan - 1650 RPM

Size: 120mm x 25mm
Airflow: 65.2CFM
Noise: ~29dBA
Static Pressure: 1.8mmAq
Operating Voltage: 5.5 - 13.8V.
Connector: 3-Pin
Wire Length: 45cm


I have 3 of them on an RX360 radiator (they came with the RASA kit I just installed). They are very quiet (still louder than my Gentle Typhoon 1450 fans, and the cooling on them is very good. At $8.99 a piece, they are pretty inexpensive. If I end up needing more cooling capacity to get over the 5GHz hump, I may just end up ordering 3 more of them and set the radiator up in a "push/pull" config instead of spending $16.95 ($101.70 total) for 6 more AP-14's.


As I said, they allow me to OC very comfortably at 4.8GHz with plenty of room to go. I've only had them running for 2 days now, so I really can't speak of their long term performance. But they do seem to cool VERY well on a thin radiator, such as the RX360.

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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

XSPC 120mm x 25mm Radiator / Chassis Fan - 1650 RPM
Size: 120mm x 25mm
Airflow: 65.2CFM
Noise: ~29dBA
Static Pressure: 1.8mmAq
Operating Voltage: 5.5 - 13.8V.
Connector: 3-Pin
Wire Length: 45cm
I have 3 of them on an RX360 radiator (they came with the RASA kit I just installed). They are very quiet (still louder than my Gentle Typhoon 1450 fans, and the cooling on them is very good. At $8.99 a piece, they are pretty inexpensive. If I end up needing more cooling capacity to get over the 5GHz hump, I may just end up ordering 3 more of them and set the radiator up in a "push/pull" config instead of spending $16.95 ($101.70 total) for 6 more AP-14's.
As I said, they allow me to OC very comfortably at 4.8GHz with plenty of room to go. I've only had them running for 2 days now, so I really can't speak of their long term performance. But they do seem to cool VERY well on a thin radiator, such as the RX360.

Are you running them at full speed? Also RX360 for just the CPU?
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Are you running them at full speed? Also RX360 for just the CPU?

Yes to both.

I just plugged them on to the Chassis_1, Chassis_2, and Chassis_3 header on the motherboard and let them fly.

I am only cooling a seriously overclocked CPU. Normally the i7-2700k is 3.5GHz, but right now I am pushing 4.8GHz. My goal is to hit 5.0GHz or 5.1GHz.

Even if you were going to put a video card into that loop (which I'm not, this machine is just for Folding@Home), it should have plenty of cooling capacity for a CPU and video card. Your temps may just be a little bit higher and/or may not be able to over clock nearly as far as I am going to.
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I took my xinrulian fans, punched out the fan and used them as a shroud for my gentletyphoons.. didn't even consider using them.

Shoulda just sold the fans. AP15s don't benefit much at all from shrouds.

That being said the XSPC fans are pretty loud for what they are. I'd take the GT hum over the XSPC rawr myself. I have one XSPC in my box now as an exhaust (a GT developed clicking and I needed a replacement), that one fan makes more noise than my other 5 GTs.
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I don't use low speed GentleTyphoons. I have 3 PWM controlled AP-31's.
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The XSPC 1650's have been pretty quiet for me. I replaced them with AP-15's on my RX360 and there's hardly been a difference.
I'm using them as side intakes now. They were pretty loud because of the mesh at full speed, but I just turned them down a bit with my fan controller and they're inaudible.
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